Dear RAN Partners and Friends,

As the year 2022 comes to an end, we would like to take this opportunity to thank each one of you for the collaboration and partnership. It is through collaboration and partnership that can achieve even more. A deep thank you for enabling the team at RAN to achieve more.

Moving forward, we are all looking at continued collaboration and partnership as we each contribute to progressively growing one another as individuals and institutions.

Throughout the year 2022, the ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) team has been engaged in implementing several activities. These activities cut across implementing community self-reliance projects in Eastern and Northern Uganda and communities in Malawi, informal settlement project, Indigenous Peoples projects in Southwestern Uganda and Karamoja among. In addition, we are grateful to have conducted impact evaluations and delivered innovation ecosystem diagnostic trainings engaging several partners.  We have also partnered in executing the following activities;

  • Implementing research and research translation activities under the LASER (Long-term Assistance and Services for Research) PULSE (Partners for University-Led Solutions Engine) Consortium . LASER-PULSE hosts a global network of university researchers and development practitioners from government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector collaborating on research-driven practical solutions to critical development challenges in USAID Partner countries.
  • ·       The Celestini Uganda Program  . With partners including the Research Education Network (RENU) in Uganda we are growing Uganda’s next generation of technology leaders through a cutting-edge student training program.
  • The Research Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) through which RAN has leveraged so much in knowledge generation and sharing over the years. RTAC is a global network of academic researchers, providing rapid and on-demand research expertise for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to promote evidence-based policies and programs. Part of RAN’s mandate in the network is to mobilize and create a database of multidisciplinary researchers in addition to organizing and executing learning Webinar sessions attended by RTAC partners across the globe. See details about the previous sessions shared and accessible on
  • Implementing research and systems analysis workshops under the Supporting Holistic & Actionable Research in Education (SHARE) program that aims to advance global education learning priorities to improve learning outcomes. Led by the University of Notre Dame, SHARE is set out to advance USAID Learning Priorities in the global education sector as a global good to improve education and learning outcomes.

Makerere University School of public Health – ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) wishes you all an eventful festive season.

Prof. William Bazeyo

RAN Chief of Party